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THE ENERGY OF MANY Let’s Stay Connected full MPI members and allows them to connect WHEN SOMEONE ASKS, “WHAT IS MPI?” I’m online to a trusted MPI community and gain proud to say that we’re a community of busiaccess to some of the education and research ness leaders in the meeting and event industry. And I don’t say that lightly, because hearing the we offer. It was great to see this project through from words “I’m proud of you” really means a lot. its inception at the advisory council level into And in all honesty, I am proud of the commudevelopment and now activated and growing, nity we’ve built, and proud of the steps we’re with early adopters such as MaxVantage plantaking to expand and make our community ners diving in. This program is a great way for stronger with more resources and connections planners to connect to MPI online or on-thethan ever before. go, bringing them valuable insights I get to work with some pretty v into our online community groups intelligent people through advisory c and the organization at large. See councils, who are consistently lookorganiz ho Page 21 if you’re interested in ing at ways to increase the value you understanding the nuances of the we offer in education and research program. and expand the reach of MPI. If d When I step back and look at you’ve been paying attention to n this community as we turn into MPI and the MPI Foundation, e a new year, I’m proud of where you’ve seen those ideas coming to life we are. People can connect in partnerships, research and P hips, to MPI content and programs. community through One of the c 71 chapters and newest proclubs around the grams that our world and through volunteers w mobile websites, and staff have m ave smart developed sm phone apps, MPIWeb Connect, is an online M our way for ou training programs and non-meman our live events. So bers to S plug in and let’s stay connect to st connected. MPI. The MPIWeb Connect program engages planners who ho face restricted ed JUNIOR TAUVAA is vice president of member services and chapter business for MPI. He can be reached at jtauvaa@ budgets or lack the time to become 10 one+ 02.11 > The MPI Foundation continues its drive to provide innovative, career-building thought leadership development through the following key industry partnerships. Corporate Social Responsibility InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is supporting a five-year CSR initiative to help meeting and event industry professionals achieve sustainable organizational success through development of training, certification, reporting tools and a CSR research center. Value of Meetings Reed Travel Exhibitions through AIBTM is dedicated to studying and understanding the appreciable business value of meetings through key research findings. This will culminate at AIBTM in Baltimore, June 2011. Future of Meetings Jumeirah is focused on studying and understanding the future of meetings through the Meetings Outlook Research Initiative. Omni Hotels is focused on studying and understanding the future of meetings technology through the Meetings Outlook Research Initiative. PSAV is focused on studying and understanding the future of meetings technology through the Meetings Outlook Research Initiative.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + February 2011

One + February 2011
Energy of Many
The Productivity Cloud
MPIWeb Connect
Events for Life
Gateway to the Future
Top Spots
It Was Not Interesting
The Wrong Words
Up to Snuff
That’s Enough Facebook
Super Foods to the Rescue
Shoring Resources
Jack and Smoke
Accidentally on Purpose
Staying on Top of Tech
The Joy of Work
Plan to Run
Productivity on the Go
Angel of the Favelas
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again
MPI’s 2011 Meeting Guide to Canada
Banff Centre
Ottawa Tourism
Tourisme Montréal
The Buzz
InterContinental Canada
Caesars Windsor
Vintage Hotels
The Great Green North
Whistler, British Columbia
Meetings and Conventions Calgary
Scotiabank Convention Centre

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